Duluth, Missabe and Iron Range Railway Company-Trackage Rights Exemption-Duluth, Winnipeg and Pacific Railway Company, 58071-58072 [E9-27060]

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Cindy Vigue, Director, State Programs, Federal Highway Administration, Sacramento, California. [FR Doc. E9–27040 Filed 11–9–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–RY–P VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:45 Nov 09, 2009 Jkt 220001 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration RTCA Program Management Committee AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of RTCA Program Management Committee meeting. SUMMARY: The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of the RTCA Program Management Committee. DATES: The meeting will be held December 2, 2009 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at RTCA, Inc., 1828 L Street, NW., Suite 805, Washington, DC 20036. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: RTCA Secretariat, 1828 L Street, NW., Suite 850, Washington, DC 20036; telephone (202) 833–9339; fax (202) 833–9434; Web site http://www.rtca.org. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. 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E9–27125 Filed 11–9–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [STB Finance Docket No. 35046 (Sub-No. 1)] Duluth, Missabe and Iron Range Railway Company—Trackage Rights Exemption—Duluth, Winnipeg and Pacific Railway Company Pursuant to a written trackage rights amendment agreement,1 Duluth, Winnipeg and Pacific Railway Company (DWP) has agreed to amend and extend the existing overhead trackage rights previously granted to Duluth, Missabe and Iron Range Railway Company (DMIR).2 DMIR proposes to acquire 1 Duluth, Missabe and Iron Range Railway Company has submitted a draft agreement. As required by 49 CFR 1180.6(a)(7)(ii), DMIR states that it will submit a copy of the executed agreement within 10 days of the date the agreement is executed. 2 The original trackage rights were exempted in Duluth, Missabe and Iron Range Railway Company—Trackage Rights—Duluth, Winnipeg and Pacific Railway Company, STB Finance Docket No. 34424 (Sub-No. 2) (STB served Apr. 9, 2004), and were exempted as amended in Duluth, Missabe and Iron Range Railway Company—Amended Trackage Rights Exemption—Duluth, Winnipeg and Pacific Railway Company, STB Finance Docket No. 35046 (STB served June 29, 2007). DWP and DMIR are indirect subsidiaries of Canadian National Railway Company (CN). See Canadian National Railway E:\FR\FM\10NON1.SGM Continued 10NON1 srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES 58072 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 216 / Tuesday, November 10, 2009 / Notices additional overhead trackage rights over DWP’s line of railroad between milepost 70.7 at Shelton Junction, MN, and milepost 165.3 at Ranier, MN, a distance of approximately 94.6 miles. DMIR states that the extension of its existing trackage rights will allow DMIR to operate trains from DMIR’s Proctor Yard near Duluth, MN, over existing trackage rights to Shelton Junction, and on to the DWP terminal at Ranier. The purpose of the proposed transaction is to expand the existing DMIR–DWP paired overhead trackage rights arrangement between Nopeming Junction, MN, and Shelton Junction to the next logical terminal at Ranier. According to DMIR, this will accommodate improvements in yard facilities and changes in terminal operations being undertaken in the Twin Ports of Duluth, MN, and Superior, WI, by DMIR, DWP, and Wisconsin Central Ltd., another CN affiliate. As a result, DMIR states that its expanded trackage rights will improve crew utilization, operational flexibility, and traffic fluidity in the area. The transaction is scheduled to be consummated on November 25, 2009, the effective date of the exemption (30 days after the exemption was filed). As a condition to this exemption, any employees affected by the trackage rights will be protected by the conditions imposed in Norfolk and Western Ry. Co.—Trackage Rights—BN, 354 I.C.C. 605 (1978), as modified in Mendocino Coast Ry., Inc.—Lease and Operate, 360 I.C.C. 653 (1980). Pursuant to the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2008, Public Law No. 110–161, § 193, 121 Stat. 1844 (2007), nothing in this decision authorizes the following activities at any solid waste rail transfer facility: Collecting, storing, or transferring solid waste outside of its original shipping container; or separating or processing solid waste (including baling, crushing, compacting, and shredding). The term ‘‘solid waste’’ is defined in section 1004 of the Solid Waste Disposal Act, 42 U.S.C. 6903. This notice is filed under 49 CFR 1180.2(d)(7). If the notice contains false or misleading information, the exemption is void ab initio. Petitions to revoke the exemption under 49 U.S.C. 10502(d) may be filed at any time. The filing of a petition to revoke will not automatically stay the effectiveness of the exemption. Petitions for stay must be filed no later than November 18, Company and Grand Trunk Corporation—Control— Duluth, Missabe and Iron Range Railway Company, et al., STB Finance Docket No. 34424 (STB served Apr. 9, 2004). VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:45 Nov 09, 2009 Jkt 220001 2009 (at least 7 days before the exemption becomes effective). An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to STB Finance Docket No. 35046 (Sub-No. 1), must be filed with the Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20423–0001. In addition, a copy of each pleading must be served on Thomas J. Litwiler, Fletcher & Sippel LLC, 29 North Wacker Drive, Suite 920, Chicago, IL 60606–2832. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at: ‘‘http:// www.stb.dot.gov.’’ Decided: November 5, 2009. By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of Proceedings. Kulunie L. Cannon, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. E9–27060 Filed 11–9–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [STB Finance Docket No. 35045 (Sub-No. 1)] Duluth, Winnipeg and Pacific Railway Company—Trackage Rights Exemption—Duluth, Missabe and Iron Range Railway Company Pursuant to a written trackage rights amendment agreement,1 Duluth, Missabe and Iron Range Railway Company (DMIR) has agreed to amend and extend the existing overhead trackage rights previously granted to Duluth, Winnipeg and Pacific Railway Company (DWP).2 According to DWP, its existing trackage rights on DMIR’s line from Nopeming Junction, MN, through Adolph, MN, to Shelton Junction, MN (Nopeming JunctionShelton Junction segment), did not provide access to DMIR’s Proctor Yard in Proctor, MN, which is located several 1 Duluth, Winnipeg and Pacific Railway Company has submitted a draft agreement. As required by 49 CFR 1180.6(a)(7)(ii), DWP states that it will submit a copy of the executed agreement within 10 days of the date the agreement is executed. 2 The original trackage rights were exempted in Duluth, Winnipeg and Pacific Railway Company— Trackage Rights—Duluth, Missabe and Iron Range Railway Company, STB Finance Docket No. 34424 (Sub-No. 1) (STB served Apr. 9, 2004), and were exempted as amended in Duluth, Winnipeg and Pacific Railway Company—Amended Trackage Rights Exemption—Duluth, Missabe and Iron Range Railway Company, STB Finance Docket No. 35045 (STB served June 29, 2007). DWP and DMIR are indirect subsidiaries of Canadian National Railway Company. See Canadian National Railway Company and Grand Trunk Corporation—Control— Duluth, Missabe and Iron Range Railway Company, et al., STB Finance Docket No. 34424 (STB served Apr. 9, 2004). PO 00000 Frm 00084 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 miles east of Adolph on a separate DMIR line. DWP now proposes to acquire additional overhead trackage rights over DMIR’s line of railroad between milepost 12.8 at Carson/ Adolph and milepost 6.7 at Proctor, MN (2,000 feet beyond the south switch into DMIR’s Proctor Yard), a distance of approximately 6.1 miles. DWP states that the proposed trackage rights will include the right to enter and exit the Nopeming Junction-Shelton Junction segment at Carson/Adolph, and will provide access from that line into DMIR’s Proctor Yard for interchange purposes. The purpose of the proposed transaction is to allow DWP trains to operate in and out of the DMIR Proctor Yard, thus increasing interchange efficiency by optimizing traffic flows in the Twin Ports of Duluth, MN, and Superior, WI. The transaction is scheduled to be consummated on November 25, 2009, the effective date of the exemption (30 days after the exemption was filed). As a condition to this exemption, any employees affected by the trackage rights will be protected by the conditions imposed in Norfolk and Western Ry. Co.—Trackage Rights—BN, 354 I.C.C. 605 (1978), as modified in Mendocino Coast Ry., Inc.—Lease and Operate, 360 I.C.C. 653 (1980). Pursuant to the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2008, Public Law 110–161, section 193, 121 Stat. 1844 (2007), nothing in this decision authorizes the following activities at any solid waste rail transfer facility: collecting, storing, or transferring solid waste outside of its original shipping container; or separating or processing solid waste (including baling, crushing, compacting, and shredding). The term ‘‘solid waste’’ is defined in section 1004 of the Solid Waste Disposal Act, 42 U.S.C. 6903. This notice is filed under 49 CFR 1180.2(d)(7). If the notice contains false or misleading information, the exemption is void ab initio. Petitions to revoke the exemption under 49 U.S.C. 10502(d) may be filed at any time. The filing of a petition to revoke will not automatically stay the effectiveness of the exemption. Petitions for stay must be filed no later than November 18, 2009 (at least 7 days before the exemption becomes effective). An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to STB Finance Docket No. 35045 (Sub-No. 1), must be filed with the Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20423–0001. In addition, a copy of each pleading must be served on Thomas J. Litwiler, Fletcher & Sippel E:\FR\FM\10NON1.SGM 10NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[STB Finance Docket No. 35046 (Sub-No. 1)]


Duluth, Missabe and Iron Range Railway Company--Trackage Rights 
Exemption--Duluth, Winnipeg and Pacific Railway Company

    Pursuant to a written trackage rights amendment agreement,\1\ 
Duluth, Winnipeg and Pacific Railway Company (DWP) has agreed to amend 
and extend the existing overhead trackage rights previously granted to 
Duluth, Missabe and Iron Range Railway Company (DMIR).\2\ DMIR proposes 
to acquire

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additional overhead trackage rights over DWP's line of railroad between 
milepost 70.7 at Shelton Junction, MN, and milepost 165.3 at Ranier, 
MN, a distance of approximately 94.6 miles. DMIR states that the 
extension of its existing trackage rights will allow DMIR to operate 
trains from DMIR's Proctor Yard near Duluth, MN, over existing trackage 
rights to Shelton Junction, and on to the DWP terminal at Ranier.
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    \1\ Duluth, Missabe and Iron Range Railway Company has submitted 
a draft agreement. As required by 49 CFR 1180.6(a)(7)(ii), DMIR 
states that it will submit a copy of the executed agreement within 
10 days of the date the agreement is executed.
    \2\ The original trackage rights were exempted in Duluth, 
Missabe and Iron Range Railway Company--Trackage Rights--Duluth, 
Winnipeg and Pacific Railway Company, STB Finance Docket No. 34424 
(Sub-No. 2) (STB served Apr. 9, 2004), and were exempted as amended 
in Duluth, Missabe and Iron Range Railway Company--Amended Trackage 
Rights Exemption--Duluth, Winnipeg and Pacific Railway Company, STB 
Finance Docket No. 35046 (STB served June 29, 2007). DWP and DMIR 
are indirect subsidiaries of Canadian National Railway Company (CN). 
See Canadian National Railway Company and Grand Trunk Corporation--
Control--Duluth, Missabe and Iron Range Railway Company, et al., STB 
Finance Docket No. 34424 (STB served Apr. 9, 2004).
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    The purpose of the proposed transaction is to expand the existing 
DMIR-DWP paired overhead trackage rights arrangement between Nopeming 
Junction, MN, and Shelton Junction to the next logical terminal at 
Ranier. According to DMIR, this will accommodate improvements in yard 
facilities and changes in terminal operations being undertaken in the 
Twin Ports of Duluth, MN, and Superior, WI, by DMIR, DWP, and Wisconsin 
Central Ltd., another CN affiliate. As a result, DMIR states that its 
expanded trackage rights will improve crew utilization, operational 
flexibility, and traffic fluidity in the area.
    The transaction is scheduled to be consummated on November 25, 
2009, the effective date of the exemption (30 days after the exemption 
was filed).
    As a condition to this exemption, any employees affected by the 
trackage rights will be protected by the conditions imposed in Norfolk 
and Western Ry. Co.--Trackage Rights--BN, 354 I.C.C. 605 (1978), as 
modified in Mendocino Coast Ry., Inc.--Lease and Operate, 360 I.C.C. 
653 (1980).
    Pursuant to the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2008, Public Law 
No. 110-161, Sec.  193, 121 Stat. 1844 (2007), nothing in this decision 
authorizes the following activities at any solid waste rail transfer 
facility: Collecting, storing, or transferring solid waste outside of 
its original shipping container; or separating or processing solid 
waste (including baling, crushing, compacting, and shredding). The term 
``solid waste'' is defined in section 1004 of the Solid Waste Disposal 
Act, 42 U.S.C. 6903.
    This notice is filed under 49 CFR 1180.2(d)(7). If the notice 
contains false or misleading information, the exemption is void ab 
initio. Petitions to revoke the exemption under 49 U.S.C. 10502(d) may 
be filed at any time. The filing of a petition to revoke will not 
automatically stay the effectiveness of the exemption. Petitions for 
stay must be filed no later than November 18, 2009 (at least 7 days 
before the exemption becomes effective).
    An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to STB 
Finance Docket No. 35046 (Sub-No. 1), must be filed with the Surface 
Transportation Board, 395 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20423-0001. In 
addition, a copy of each pleading must be served on Thomas J. Litwiler, 
Fletcher & Sippel LLC, 29 North Wacker Drive, Suite 920, Chicago, IL 
60606-2832.
    Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at: 
``http://www.stb.dot.gov.''

    Decided: November 5, 2009.

    By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of 
Proceedings.
Kulunie L. Cannon,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. E9-27060 Filed 11-9-09; 8:45 am]
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